Why work for Opencast?

Working at Opencast offers you the opportunity to learn at the cutting edge. We want to provide our people with interesting work for organisations that matter to them – and when planning we listen to them. We also want to give our people the best chance to grow with us.

 

We operate a flexible hybrid model, which means that it doesn't matter where you are located. It is about being at the right place at the right time to deliver your work, with your clients and team.

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We welcome conversations or questions around what we do, how we work or the technology we use. Our 'Open Door' allows you to contact us with your questions direct.

Benefits

Work/life balance

25 days of holiday, plus bank holidays, paid sick leave and flexible hybrid working.

Financial perks

Competitive salary, pension contribution (6.5%) and advice, life cover 4x salary, discretionary bonus, discount on Apple products, referral bonus, Give As You Earn salary contribution option, EMI share options scheme.

Health and happiness

Corporate rate health scheme access, access to an external counsellor, employee assistance programme.

Tech tools

Apple Mac and Bluetooth headset for everyone.

Commuter perks

Cycle to work scheme, free on-site parking at the Newcastle office, electric and hybrid company car scheme.

Learning and development

Udemy access, free Kindle with large shared library, opportunities to attend conferences and training courses.

Family-friendly

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay, family excursions.

Social calendar

Annual away weekend, nights out, hikes, lunchtime runs.

Why work for us

What makes an Opencast consultant?

Many of our people have ‘consultant’ in their job title. At Opencast we are positive about what being a consultant means – and how that translates into the way our people work and grow.

We see the key role of an Opencast consultant to be to use what you know to help solve the challenges our clients face. Our consultants deliver value by developing skills in themselves and in our clients to help find technology solutions. And you don't have to have come from a formal consultancy background to be an OC consultant!

A good consultant leads and takes ownership – setting direction, providing best practice and being a trusted, credible advisor – from discovery to live. They will respect and listen – but tell the client how they see it.

Being a good consultant doesn’t just rely on skills. It’s about the values they embody. We help our consultants to grow and improve, including through supportive working relationships and training.

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Why work at Opencast

Learning and development

We want our people to use their time at Opencast to grow.

We have a team of 'people experience partners' in place to supporting everyone in their personal development.

We use training and development tools like Pluralsight, and have a mentoring and a buddying scheme in place for new starters.

We also offer regular 'lunch and learn' sessions on technical and social issues.

All staff can learn through Udemy online courses, where you simply sign up and claim the costs on expenses.

Everyone starting work at Opencast is given a company Kindle with access to the Opencast shared reading library. You can download industry-specific, career-enhancing or even Harry Potter books into the library!

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